Bongo Herman and Les Crystalites

True Grit / True Grit part 2

Song Bird : SB 1018


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  • Artist: Bongo Herman and Les Crystalites
  • A Side: True Grit
  • B Side: True Grit part 2
  • Label: Song Bird
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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A standout copy - in excellent clean condition throughout .

The Jamaican fascination with Spaghetti Western movies and their cowboy heroes and movies, led Derrick Harriott to titling this addictive instrumental after the 1969 all-action cowboy romp movie "True Grit" starring John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster.

With vague trotting across the prairie rhythms, peppered with Bongo Herman's pattering's and strong guitar pulses fits the turn of the decade mood for Reggae instrumentals. Derrick Harriott's "Move & Groove" production creep[s under your skin, demanding more than just one spin, Bongo Herman raises the bar of bare-hand percussion.

Part two extends the mood of part 1 with no surprising additions..

This listing is all about the fine clean condition, this Song Bird 45 has a reputation od being rarely encountered in such a clean state, playing fine crisp and clean. .

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest soft hairlines under light.

A Side

  • Title: True Grit

    B Side

  • Title: True Grit part 2
  • Year: 1970
  • City: United Kingdom